In April, local community organizations quickly joined together in support of Baltimore residents appeal for justice and accountability in the days following the killing of Freddie Gray in police custody. This newly formed coalition, Baltimore United for Change, issued a call to lawyers, legal workers and activists for support in their endeavors. The Baltimore Action Legal Team (“BALT”) formed in response to that call, under guidance from local legal professionals and activists, as well as from the Black Movement-Law Project, Center for Constitutional Rights, and other outside experts. Within days of the initial request, BALT began holding legal observer trainings and established a Jail Support team. Through this, BALT trained hundreds of lawyers, law students, and activists in legal observation and jail support. When the Baltimore Police Department began mass arrests of protesters, BALT legal observers played a key role in documenting who was being arrested while the Jail Support team determined who was held at Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC). Once it became clear that protestors were being illegally held without charge, BALT helped coordinate a legal strategy that led to the release of over a hundred protesters. For over a week, BALT manned a 24 hour, 7 day a week jail support team outside of BCDC, greeting detainees upon their release, documenting their stories, and gathering critical legal information.